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  • Glass of a freshly prepared gin and tonic

    Local gins to get us through lockdown #3

    Dry January can trot on this year. There's only one way to get through lockdown #3 – anaesthetised with gin. Fortunately, I have sacrificed my liver to ensure you drink only the best of Berkshire.

  • ThamesIDE SPIcED rum punch

    Spice up your life! 3 winter warming cocktails

    Brrr! Feeling the seasonal chill? Slip into a thermals and spice up cocktail hour with three delicious drinkies, courtesy of Thameside, guaranteed to warm your cockles. 

  • Christmas-wine-Unsplash

    Best wines to buys for Christmas

    From the perfect red to pair with mince pies to the best bubbles for your NYE celebrations, these are the bottles to pick up for the festive season.

  • Six stylish home bar essentials

    We won't be propping up bars any time soon, so create a clink station at home to get off your trolley in style. Here's six bits of kit to get you started,

  • Wine glasses red and white UNSPLASH

    What to drink when you’re over rosé

    New season shopping? Step away from your Zara basket, we're talking autumn wines. Ditch the rosé and tickle your tastebuds with some foxy reds and whites.

  • Glug! Vineyards in the Berkshire ‘hood.

    English wine is officially having a moment - and what better time to try it than in English Wine Week? Top up your glass with a drop from one of these local Berkshire vineyards.

  • Spinky-spanky new local lockdown tipples

    Surviving lockdown has driven the nation to drink. But it's also give local producers to wave their magic wand and bring us something new. Charge your glasses…

  • 5 of the best booze-free bevvies

    Banishing the booze this month? Sobriety doesn't need to be a sacrifice with our pick of the best alcohol-free drinkies.

  • Christmas Drinkies!

    Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys? You can do better than that! Nail your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

  • Five bottles of Horse Guards Gin lined up

    Spirit of adventure

    Festive drinkies, party season or the need for seasonal survival, keep your spirits up and gingle (sorry) all the way to New year with Muddy's fave new tipple, Horse Guards gin.

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